Teeth whitening is a common and popular chemical process used to lighten teeth. Staining, which occurs in the enamel, can be caused by medication, coffee, tea, and cigarettes. Yellowing and discoloration of teeth can occur naturally over time as we age. Teeth whitening gels contain bleach (either hydrogen peroxide or carbide peroxide) which break up stains into smaller pieces, which makes the stains less concentrated and your teeth brighter.
For those who have severe staining due to genetics or medications, in office power bleaching may be your best solution. For in-office whitening procedure we use gel to cover and protect your gums and roots, then a bleaching gel is applied to your teeth.
For most who want a brighter smile, the best option is at-home teeth whitening. We provide you with a custom tray that fits specifically to your teeth and holds the whitening gel against them. You keep these trays and can be reused until you get to your desired color or for touch up whitening down the road.